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Mary Christmas

With the approach of Christmas in 1914 the seventeen-year-old Princess Mary, daughter of King George V, organised a public appeal to send presents to the troops fighting in the Great War. 394 more words


The Antiques Pantoshow is beneath us. Oh yes it is.

This little blog was after stumbling across an Antiques Roadshow special on World War 1 – a very effective and sobering episode that made me think about other antiques programmes. 785 more words

Franz Ferdinand - a summary

On Sunday, 28 June 1914, the 50-year-old heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the Countess Sophie, paid an official visit to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, to inspect troops of the Austrian-Hungarian army. 1,115 more words

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Daily Fan: 18/12/14

There’s still time to vote for your favourite Tyne and Wear derby moment if you haven’t already. Newcastle fans can vote here and Sunderland fans can vote… 206 more words

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Bolton's Local Tribunal Minute Book

Observations of the Great War by Westhoughton local history research into the ‘ Local Tribunal Minute Book’ – Bolton Archives AW/8/1

On the 2nd of August 1914, the Royal Navy was mobilised after the German Kaiser declared war on Russia and the British Government warned Germany that Britain would honour the 1839 Treaty of London guaranteeing Belgian neutrality. 761 more words

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Pictures from the British legion site..


Rural Touring Arts Production A Success

THIS week Cllr Graham Heatley funded an arts production at Elton Community Centre, Cheshire.

The event raised about £400 and was so successful that the company, Rural Touring Arts, are planning another event in May next year. 203 more words